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“Stately home” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Powerscourt Gardens and House

Powerscourt Gardens and House
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US$29.03*
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Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens Day Tour
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Enniskerry
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Owner description: Voted No. 3 In the Top 10 Gardens of the World - by National Geographic! One of the world's great Gardens, Powerscourt is situated 20km south of Dublin City Centre in the foothills of the Wicklow mountains.The Garden was begun by Richard Wingfield in the 1740's and stretches out over 47 acres. It is a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, and ornamental lakes together with secret hollows, rambling walks, walled gardens and over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs. The House was gutted by fire in 1974 but recently has been reborn as an exceptional tourist destination. An audio visual brings to life the rich history of the Estate, while the double height Georgian Ballroom has been restored and hosts wedding and special events.The House is now home to the best in Irish design in gifts, clothes and furniture in the Avoca Stores and Interiors Gallery. Treat yourself to lunch at the Terrace Cafe where you can enjoy exceptional food, from each loaf of Irish bread to Mediterranean tarts or extraordinary salads. Come and explore all that Powerscourt House & Gardens has to offer, there's something for everyone from little explorers to garden enthusiasts!
Dublin, Ireland
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“Stately home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

If you like, you can pay for the tour inside. I didn't. The manicured gardens were enough. They have a very nice Japanese garden effort, I hope it will improve.

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PowerscourtGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Gardens and House, responded to this review, 24 February 2012
Hi and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Powerscourt Gardens. There is no tour of the house as it is not a restored Palladian Mansion and there is no charge to visit the shops and restaurant. The Japanese Gardens are a Victorian Interpretation of a Japanese Garden. They are quite spectacular in April and again in the Autumn when there is an abundance of colour!
Do drop by and visit again soon.
With Warm Regards
Carmel Byrne
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“Beautiful Stately Home and Gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

Fantastic formal gardens and inside house there is an excellent "Coffee Shop"/Restaurant with seating outside also on terrace. Range of shops which specialise in traditional items, also great delicatessan. Beautiful garden centre also on site.

Visited February 2012
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PowerscourtGardens, Public Relations Manager at Powerscourt Gardens and House, responded to this review, 24 February 2012
Good afternoon from Powerscourt and thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you had time to explore all the options here from the Gardens, Cafe, Shops and Garden Centre.
With Warm Regards
Carmel Byrne
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“Well worth the visit during a break in the city of Dublin.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

Drive on pass out the Dundrum S.C. and spend u time enjoying the space that is Powerscourt. Enjoy the Avoca Shop and Restaurant there too.

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PowerscourtGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Gardens and House, responded to this review, 24 February 2012
Good afternoon from Powerscourt and thank you for your positive review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and it is only a short drive from Dublin City Centre via the M50 or N11! With Warm Regards
Carmel Byrne
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“fabolous house and gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

there are lovely walkways all round the gardens and they are kept very well manicured. The house is very well maintainedand there is tours around it. There is a cafe for a spot of tea and a bite to eat.

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PowerscourtGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Gardens and House, responded to this review, 24 February 2012
Good afternoon from Powerscourt and thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The walkways around the Gardens are a favourite of mine and I love to amble around during my lunch hour - I discover new things all the time! Hope to see you here again soon.
With Warm Regards
Carmel Byrne
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“Nice place but over priced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

The gardens here are really nice and you can walk for hours if you head for the waterfalls. Also a nice restaurant and at times they have markets in the front. A little too expensive in my opinion though

Visited April 2011
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PowerscourtGardens, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Gardens and House, responded to this review, 24 February 2012
Good afternoon and thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to Powerscourt and I agree you could get lost in the Gardens - there is so much to explore! If you have any photos from your visit it would be great to see them!
With Warm Regards
Carmel Byrne
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